UPDATE: Latest weather blog for Labor Day flooding
CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee will join forces with an approaching cold front to produce widespread and heavy rain across the Tennessee Valley all day on Labor Day. Flooding/flash flooding is expected in parts of the Channel 3 viewing area with rain totals of 5-6 inches, although pockets of higher amounts are likely.
Flooding will mostly occur in low-lying areas as well as along rivers, creeks, and streams. Keep in mind street flooding may occur. So, please drive carefully in your holiday travels! If you approach an intersection or portion of road which looks flooded, "Turn around, don't drown!"; try another route. More than half of flood-related fatalities occur in vehicles.
Also keep in mind that thunderstorms may accompany some of the heavy downpours.
Click here for a link to the latest flood watches and warnings, issued by the National Weather Service.
The expected heavy rain continues to soak the Tennessee Valley. We continue to closely monitor rainfall totals along with the flood stages of area creeks/rivers. The links below will allow you to track the trends as the rain continues to fall.
The official rainfall total for Chattanooga is recorded at the airport. Click here for the latest rain gauge total at Lovell Field.
Monitor the flood stages for area creeks and rivers.
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